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Clarence Smith

Clarence L. Smith, 90, of San Jose died at 7:17 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2002, at Mason City Area Nursing Home.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22, at San Jose United Methodist Church. The funeral will follow at 11 a.m. The Rev. Cindy Rettig will officiate.

Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, San Jose.

Hurley Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Smith was a farmer and a U.S. Army veteran.

He was born June 13, 1912, in Mackinaw to Jacob and Effie Smith. He married Elvira Gruensfelder on Feb. 15, 1941, in San Jose. She died March 10, 2002.

Surviving are one son, Alan (and Lisa) Smith of Laguna Niguel, Calif.; one daughter, Nancy (and Michael) Nykanen of San Jose; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was also preceded in death by one brother.

He was a member of the San Jose United Methodist Church, American Legion, Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite in Peoria and Mohammed Shrine in Peoria. He was with the Logan County Auxiliary Police for 25 years and was a member of the San Jose Elevator Co-Op board.

Memorial contributions may be made to San Jose United Methodist Church.


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Ralph Stoll

Ralph Stoll, 88, of Lincoln died at 6:10 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2002, at Vonderlieth Living Center in Mount Pulaski.

A memorial service will be at Faith Lutheran Church in Lincoln at 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 21. The Rev. Mark Peters will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before the service.

A graveside service will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Laenna Cemetery.

Stoll was a retired farmer. He had also worked as a correctional officer and as a truck driver for Lincoln Developmental Center.

He was born Jan. 17, 1914, in Chestnut to Fred J. and Ida V. Stoll. He married Eleanor Zerfowski on Feb. 6, 1978, in Lincoln.

Surviving Stoll are his wife, Eleanor, of Lincoln; four daughters, Bev Ramthun of Cornland, Melody Krusz of New York, N.Y., Lanette Munks of Bend, Ore., and Candy Stoll of Itasca; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Elkart Stoll of Kewanee; and three sisters, Bertha Moeller of Salem, Pearl Lock of Beason and Blanche Wrage of Kenney.

He was preceded in death by one sister.

He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church of Lincoln.

Memorials may be made to his church or Vonderlieth Living Center.

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